My favorite lines of this Bollywood book:
I realised I will never get a chance to apply theories of Kotler in practical and I will keep running after people with some product in hand.
Atleast I realised, I am a salesman with no Sundays or holidays, and I have 8 days week.
- Rohan Nanda (8 Days A Week)
Some books which help people to apply certain theories in life are called “Self-Help” books. How would it be if one such self-help turned out to be a Bollywood movie script?
Introducing: 8 Days A Week (Click on the name to buy the book)
Author: Niraj Satnalika
Publisher: Half Baked Beans
Description of 8 Days a Week:
One man named Rohan Nanda decides to try his luck in Sales when he chooses to study at IMT Ghaziabad. His life determined right there and the journey begins.
That’s the skeleton.
The story is a fun narration mixed with movie style twists and turns that show the reader that all is not sunny in the arena of sales.
Such a tedious journey is usually written as a horror story. However, this story takes a different route making the situations very hilarious and highlights the small but significant perks of a job as a salesman.
My Take on 8 Days A Week:
The book was a fun read, no objections on that. It took me on a journey that I had not expected. I have read books that can make the topic of a certain profession seem like a historic movie of epic battles and the victory of the hero over the villain boss. This story of Rohan is a satire of sales people, where the author has made fun of every situation, whether it be a happy moment or a sad one.
I have read books that can make the topic of a certain profession seem like a historic movie of epic battles and the victory of the hero over the villain boss. This story of Rohan is a satire of sales people, where the author has made fun of every situation, whether it be a happy moment or a sad one.
The best part for me was the perception of the protagonist aka Rohan of holding to sales even after all the struggles he goes through just because he considers sales as his love. That is something every one of us should understand. There are going to be a lot of problems in any path that we choose, to overcome them is left to us.Once decided to overcome it, the path will eventually open up on its own.
There is also something that I didn’t like and that is the industry jargon at times. However, the author has explained it in a light way where someone who has no clue regarding these terms can still understand it and connect with it.
Another thing that was not so good was the story starting with a typical Indian college scenario and going with the failed love stories. I don’t understand the trend of such stories and it makes me deduct a little brownie point.
Overall, the story was an entertainer and I give it 3.75/5 stars for making me laugh a lot! Huge thanks to the author and Anuj Kumar for providing me this book in exchange for an honest review.